Vegan Food Gifts Giveaway

Celery Salt - Vegan Food Gifts

And just like that, the holidays are over! Christmas was a low-key affair at our house. Avon, our 6-month-old kitten, is prone to getting into things that he shouldn’t. So we knew that a tree would quickly be climbed, the lights would be chewed on, and the ornament hooks would be swallowed. Instead, we put up a wreath, and that was it. I usually ...

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with Cranberry-Orange Salsa

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with cranberry-orange salsa

When I was a kid, Christmas records got play all year ‘round. I have vivid memories of summer vacation in t-shirts and shorts making up dance routines to Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with a neighborhood friend. This constant love for the holiday meant that I was making construction paper ornaments and cardboard wreaths while ...

Cranberry-Orange Salsa with a Kick

Cranberry-Orange Salsa

I had such a lovely Thanksgiving. There was lots of quality time with family.  We played massive games of Apples to ...

When People Won’t Eat Your Food Because It’s Vegan

What to do when people won't eat your food because it's vegan

At Hy-Vee grocery store, pushed off into a corner by the pharmacy, is an area called the Health Market. Sequestered away ...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Apples with Caramelized Onions and Pistachios

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Apples

I’ve always had a real soft spot for things in miniature.  As a child I spent hours decorating and redecorating my ...

Curried Ginger Men & Olive Pit Pottery Update

Indian Falafel (Curried Ginger Men)

I’m so excited to be posting over at Keepin’ It Kind today for Kristy’s annual cookie swap party. Kristy is such a ...

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!

Blueberry pie

Thanksgiving is here again.  As I sit with a cat on my lap and David next to me, having finished a slice of blueberry ...

12 Tips for Surviving Your First Vegan Thanksgiving

12 Tips for Surviving Your First Vegan Thanksgiving

For last week’s Friday Mail Day post, we talked about what to do for your first meatless Thanksgiving when hosting ...